Failing Allure Magazine Rallies for Backpage Crime Syndicate in Washington.

 

 

 

Headlines a few months ago revealed a bloodbath at Conde Nast that foretold of trouble ahead, and behind for Allure Magazine.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40490665/bloodbath-at-conde-nast-magazine-giant-slashes-almost-80-jobs-kills-teen-vogue-print

Condé Nast to Cease Teen Vogue in Print, Cut 80 Jobs and Lower Mag Frequencies

Allure magazine is the poster child for all that went wrong in the magazine publishing world.

Allure by itself has been considered the Walmart of glossy advertising, mainly with products available at Walmart or discount and modestly priced outlets.

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Which is not a bad thing at all.  And many savvy shoppers that shop at these outlets find great merchandise for their wants and needs.  But behind the advertising one must offer something more than a glossy ad. Walmart does that. Allure Magazine does not.

Long gone are the days Tina Brown could rock an erection statistic on the circulation of a periodical by leafing through a current issue.

There is rumor around town that magazines are dying because of the Internet.  Don’t believe it. Every woman loves to kick back and browse through periodicals that inform, amuse, and bring on the wants and dreams. We even need it. Magazines are for the leisure class. And every American at some part of their day or week is part of the leisure class.

That said, we are already burdened daily with opinions, attitudes, misinformation, and miseducation. It is a constant task to sort these and keep them filed in places where they bring meaning and bright choices.  Or dispose of them as unuseful tools that are no longer workable.  The last thing we want or need is to open a magazine loaded with opinions, attitudes, miseducation, and misinformation.  And the magazines are heavy with it. And we have a very small % of the population that volunteers to be misled and misinformed.

The dynamic that causes any industry to flourish is imbued with professionalism and ethical social intercourse.  And if you take a look at the Code of Ethics for journalists, it becomes clear why journalism and media are not only in a rut but dragging down industry as media can no longer perform well enough to carry advertising.

The economy is not affecting media,  the media is affecting the economy. if Retailers had not circumvented this by having own magazines, and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, we might have been sunk into a depression.

Most people have no idea there is a code of ethics for a journalist and if they saw it, they may be shocked.

Journalist Code Of Ethics

Seek Truth and
Report It

Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.  The ethics codes are explained here:

https://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp

If you read through that you get some idea of just how unholy the sphere of “journalism” and “journalists” has become. The very underbelly of it all is when a journalist violates all of the above, and plows forward like a cult leading to dominate his or her readers, and even issue marching orders.  The lowest underbelly of that is when they mislead and miseducate, then demand action from their readers based on that. Such as ordering their customers to call senators and demand action on legislative Bills the customers have never even read.

That brings us to the current underbelly of magazine publications, Allure Magazine.

Not only are they or some of their employees apparently on the payola of Backpage Sex Trafficking Syndicate for promoting propaganda.  But they are also acting as hit men to target, harass and humiliate activists for child victims of Backpage.  There is a Bill in Washington now called Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers. #SESTA  Which targets Backpage.

The owners Mike Lacey and James Larkin, used politicians for years until Backpage was discovered to be promoting and enable selling children for sex. Since then politicians will not touch donations from Backpage.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/4/nancy-pelosi-linked-pac-returns-backpage-donation-/

http://ktar.com/story/1541873/democrats-kyrsten-sinema-should-be-ashamed-accepting-backpage-donations/

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2017/04/18/rep-kyrsten-sinema-says-she-giving-away-backpage-owners-donations/100584648/

Given that Backpage cannot even get politicians to take their money, they have been relying on journalists and bloggers for support in exchange for cash infusions. Somehow, someway, Allure magazine got on the gravy train. Not only they did give marching orders to their followers, they wallowed in sadism as they photoshopped activists to mock humiliate and target them for abuse.

 

 

 

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I kid you not, this is from the “Health and Wellness” at Allure:

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Anti Celebrity rants in Allure Magazine?  This one is definitely not tracking with the rest of the team. Celebrities are what they put on their covers to sell their magazines. Not to mention the people pushing this Bill ARE the SURVIVORS. So they are miseducating and misinforming.

And this rampage alongside advertisers such as Kohls, Keils, and other reputable hard-won goodwill industries whose name should not be on the same Twitter feed with Backpage Child Sex Trafficking Crime Syndicate. Whos owners, founders, and staff are currently under the scope of the F.B.I. and Homeland Security.

This isn’t just bag industry, this is walled with treason to readers, customers, and sponsors.

This is why Allure Magazine is falling south. Because of unprofessional standards and unethical practices. Not to mention sadistic disregard for advertisers, sponsors and reader, and subjects.

I reached out to Allure Magazine, Haley MacMillan, and Alana Massey for comments. They have all gone invisible. I guess accepting cash infusions from children being for sex on the Internet is out of Vogue currently. (Excuse the pun)

If you want to subscribe to a good magazine, pick up Vanity Fair. Where Tina Brown’s high standards still reach out to curious and intelligent minds, who don’t care to be screamed at and dominated, ordered about, miseducated and misinformed.

For more information on Backpage see I Am Jane Doe Film or read the Senate Investigations Report.

 

Senate Investigations Report:

https://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2017.01.10%20Backpage%20Report.pdf

 

 

The ACLU, Funded by Backpage, Defends Child Sex Trafficking as “Commercial and Artistic Speech”. Endorses Human Rights Abuses as “Free Speech”.

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The time has come for me and the A.C.L.U. to part ways. As they seem to have parted ways with common sense.

We have a major problem in this country with a “no rules wild west” Internet and criminal minds are using this climate to profit off the misery of homeless children by selling them for sex online.

This degrades our entire country not to mention it costs every taxpayer to deal with it. We spend millions upon millions of dollars every year in law enforcement and damage control. That is money that is not being used to help other people.

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I have been a long time member and supporter of the A.C.L.U. mainly because I felt the A.C.L.U. was a frontline defense against bigots, who I consider a menace to society.  By “bigot”, I mean one who condemns broad sections of a society only because of their race, sex, sexual preference, religious affiliation, political affiliation, or other identification through which they are trying to survive.

The A.C.L.U. motto (recently stolen by a new and upcoming activist) is “We don’t back down”.

This is the most common definition of the word as it is used today:

Bigot: A person who is intolerant of those holding different opinions.

Endorsing child abuse is not an opinion, it is a crime.

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking is a Form of Child Abuse in more than half of the states we live in. And in the other the half we have pending legislation to make it so.

 

https://sharedhope.org/2017/03/domestic-minor-sex-trafficking-form-child-abuse/

It would not take your average human being even with a low I.Q. to realize selling children for sex is a form of abuse. That we have to write it into law clears the area from gray into a very black and white understanding.
Truthfully, I should have detached myself from the A.C.L.U. when they recently declared White Supremacists should be allowed “Hate Speech” as part of their “freedom of speech”.  I must have been half asleep.
Now that the A.C.L.U.  are in a fight to suppress legislation that would guarantee a child’s right to fight back against being sold for sex on the Internet, (The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act knows as #SESTA),  it could not be more clear to me that the A.C.L.U. has drifted itself, into a menace to society.
They are currently railing against unfair treatment of immigrants with the left hand while pushing America’s children into the closet with their right. In letters opposing the legislation that would hold sex traffickers accountable for their actions, they actually describe child sex trafficking as a form of “artistic expression”, and “commercial and artistic free speech”.
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Further, the A.C.L.U. complains that any efforts to curb selling children for sex on the Internet might “discourage entrepreneurs”.  How is that for sadistic disregard for victims?  The children should be collateral damage for entrepreneurs.
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The Criminal Sex Trafficking Syndicate #Backpage, which is the reason the American taxpayers have been taxed millions upon millions of dollars to battle this plague, has been paying propaganda and lobby artists very generously to obstruct justice.  When I contacted the A.C.L.U. and asked point blank if they were receiving cash infusions from the crime syndicate through the owners, attorneys or lobbyists, I could not get an answer.
See I Am Jane Doe for full Back Story:
Read Senate Investigations Report for further enlightenment:
Upon viewing the A.C.L.U. website they describe themselves as “bipartisan and nonprofit”.   They are neither, and I have no idea why they have not been charged with mass marketing fraud.  I have not been able to find anywhere a disclosure of the current paychecks their executives take home. And you know they profit from the misery as fast as they can publicize it.
The full screaming protest from the A.C.L.U. to Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers #SESTA can be found here:
While the A.C.L.U. has done NOTHING ever, to curb this criminality, and human rights abuse, they criticise any remedy as “flawed”. 
Meanwhile, as they work to enable sex trafficking of children, and obstruct justice so that thousands of vulnerable children will be prevented justice, they are blowing this out on Twitter:
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Backpage Spokesman Tony Ortega Defends Village Voice Classifieds Backpage. Says The Victims Are The Problem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making money off the backs of desperate human beings and homeless children, by allowing them to be exploited for modern-day sex slavery is not a problem for Tony Ortega.

After months of protests on human trafficking against the Village Voice classifieds section Backpage with regards to the child sex trafficking, which included the voices of Alicia Keys, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, REM, and Roseanne Cash. Tony Ortega took aim at a target and unleashed a violent torrent of verbal assaults at CNN’s Amber Lyons in defense of Backpage, the classified’s section of the Village Voice, where he is the editor in chief.  Also known as the head honcho under Mike Lacey.

During the tirade, he excluded the words “child sex trafficking” and used the phrase “underage prostitutes”.   Positioning the victims as simply prostitutes that had not yet come of age. As if prostitution is a pre-existing condition in their fate.

Calling the children being sold on Backpage, “underage prostitutes” in an attempt to dehumanize them, stigmatize them, and devalue the crime of selling them and exploiting them.

Tony Ortega pounded the phrase “underage prostitute” into the ground over and over in his version of events.  His justifications?

Backpage is the Red Cross, and the victims are “A persistent problem in this country”.  (If they exist at all.)

Furthermore, they are the “users of the service. Most drug addicted and homeless”.  And, it is easier to find them when they are being sold on the Internet by their traffickers than if they are at bus stations!

He dehumanizes these kids in every sentence. And his version of events is, all in all, is that Backpage is helping the community by providing a platform for them to be sold. Furthermore, they are not children.  They are underage prostitutes.    And “sex work” can be an honorable profession for a minor. It is just not shown in a positive light.

“In cities across America, we are told over and over, like a mantra, that “100,000 to 300,000” underage sex slaves have been stashed away from public view, with more joining them every day.

Not only do we have security specialists making constant searches for keywords that might indicate an underage user, but we’re quick to cooperate with law enforcement and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children when we find suspicious ads.”   Tony Oretega    July 06, 2011  In defense of Backpage. Village Voice classifieds.

NOTE: At the time of this retort defending Village Voice Classifieds Backpage, According to Advanced Interactive Media Group, an online classified advertising consultancy, 70 percent of the nation’s online ads for adult services (read, prostitution) run on Backpage.com.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) viewed Backpage as so tightly tied to the sale of children for rape that the website is now the first place it searches for children reported missing. In a 2016 amicus brief, the organization outlined the ways in which it believes that Backpage has been deliberately optimized to keep the child trafficking industry going, including having relaxed posting rules for escort ads while requiring other sellers to provide valid telephone numbers. It also describes a case in which one child was “sold for sex more than 50 times on backpage.com beginning when she was 12 years old.” The organization has worked on more than 420 cases in which children were trafficked through Backpage.

In the three years prior:  At least 50 charges of trafficking had been filed by state attorneys general against people advertising on Backpage.com. It was estimated that 100,000 to 250,000 children in the U.S. are trafficked each year.

Village Voice Media (Mike Lacey, James Larkin, Tony Ortega and Liz McDougall) insisted it was fighting trafficking by editing out code words for minors like “fresh” and “new to town” – to make the ads look quote “cleaner than ever” ….But congressional investigators found Backpage was actively allowing the traffickers to operate, and knowingly editing the advertisements to facilitate the sex trafficking of children, and pocketing the ad revenue.

“In some cases, our reports about suspicious ads have resulted in underage runaways being traced and recovered—as opposed to the underground economy of bus stations and street corners where kids are truly invisible.

Underage prostitution is a persistent problem in this country, but as we established in last week’s cover story, it exists at a level that is nothing like what is being trumpeted by Amber Lyon on the behalf of activists who want to put us out of business. Lyon and other journalists—even the New York Times—may repeat uncritically the figure of “100,000 to 300,000” underage prostitutes, but as we showed last week, that number is based on a flimsy study by a couple of activist professors who included in that figure runaways (most of whom are back home in a week) and any teen who happens to live near an international border, supposedly putting them “at risk.”

Using official law enforcement data, we showed that underage prostitution arrests are closer to 800 per year for the entire country—a number that has not increased over the past decade. Far from a widespread and rapidly growing problem, this is, instead, a small problem that stays about the same size because its underlying causes—drug addiction and teen homelessness—are not targeted with federal funds the way scaremongering is.

In December, we sent information to CNN about what we’re doing to keep Backpage.com‘s adult pages for adults only as Amber Lyon prepared a sensationalistic piece about the mythic hundreds of thousands of underage American sex slaves, for whom she wanted us to appear responsible.

We subsequently pointed out to CNN that we had, in fact, provided Lyon with a two-page, single-spaced data sheet about what we’re doing to keep underage users out of Backpage.com‘s adult pages.

She talks to men who are undergoing counseling for paying for sex—none of them with underage girls. Each of these segments is intended simply to make viewers see sex work in the worst possible light. And that’s no accident.

Tony Ortega    In defense of Backpage .   Village Voice classifieds. Editor in Chief Village Voice    July 06, 2011

http://www.villagevoice.com/news/cnns-amber-lyon-ambushed-craigslist-but-she-wont-talk-to-the-village-voice-6431659

NOTE: For the record, there is no such thing as an “underage prostitute”.  Minors are trafficking victims.  There is no such thing as a child prostitute. By definition & law, minors are trafficked.

Ortega says Village Voice has always had classifieds. True, when it was a local newspaper, not a website.  Before it went digital and spread out across the planet. Upon leaving the Village Voice his claim to fame was launching Backpage.

“I helped turn a weekly newspaper with a web site into a digital enterprise.”  Tony Ortega bragged to the New York Times Blog Media Decoder on September 14, 2012 after leaving the Village Voice.

https://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/at-village-voice-editor-and-music-editor-depart-and-weekly-will-have-a-new-address/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/apr/23/sex-trafficking-us-called-epidemic/

News broke within days after Ortega was let go, ( The Village Voice was sold )that Lacey and Larkin had sold the failing Village Voice Newspaper, but split Backpage from the sale and kept it.  Their arrest warrant claims that Lacey and Larkin each received a $10 million “bonus” in 2014 — before the sale. One witness said a chunk of that went to Tony Ortega and included a gag order.  In other words, Lacey and Larkin paid off Tony Ortega as a witness to be deaf and dumb.

Tony Ortega’s former co-worker Bob Norman, from the New Times Broward-Palm Beach (Also owned by Mike Lacey and James Larkin) says Tony Ortega is well known for his love of “erotica” ( writing, pictures or films to stimulate sexual desire / pornographic books, pictures, etc.)  So perhaps Ortega is viewing through a jaded different lens.

 

 

http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-human-trafficking-is-a-scourge-we-must-stop/article_b626a0ba-77af-5193-b64e-28e969e73f27.html

Current campaigns challenging Ortega’s declarations:

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For more details on the Village Voice – Backpage Child Sex Trafficking Crime Syndicate see:

 

http://www.iamjanedoefilm.com